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Halo Infinite players stunned as bizarre Ranked glitch deranks after wins

A strange Halo Infinite Oddball glitch is taking Rank Skill Points off players who have won matches in Ranked Play.

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Getting wins and ranking up in Halo Infinite’s Ranked playlist can be challenging and rewarding. However, a bizarre glitch affecting the Oddball mode is actually taking away Skill Rank Points for being victorious.

Halo Infinite’s free-to-play multiplayer mode has delighted fans since its surprise launch on November 15. Since then, players on PC and Xbox have been jumping into combat as Spartans once again.

One of the most popular aspects of Halo Infinite is the game’s Ranked playlist, which lets players earn Skill Rank Points by beating opponents in competitive game modes. The better you play, the higher rank you will earn.

Unfortunately, there is a major issue affecting Oddball in this playlist, as players report they are losing Rank Points even though they won the game.

Player holding the Oddball in Halo Infinite

In Halo Infinite, Oddball is played over three rounds. Each round ends when one team has held the ball for 100 seconds, or when the timer runs out. The first squad to win two rounds is declared the victor.

Unfortunately in Ranked, it appears that Skill Points are being handed out to the team who held the ball for the longest total time. This means that teams who only won once could have more total Oddball time if they were dominant during that round.

Halo Infinite Ranked Oddball glitch

This issue was first discovered by user ‘RivenOrBust’ on the CompetitiveHalo subreddit, who complained that his opponents were awarded the victory even though they didn’t actually win.

Unfortunately, they weren’t the only players to suffer that fate. One Halo fan complained that “Oddball in Ranked is really bugged,” while another claimed it “happens all the time.”

“You lose [Ranked Points] if the other team has more time overall across the three rounds, really annoying,” wrote Tu2d2d. “I played so hard last night, we won Round 3 by a second, [but we] lost rank because the post-game report is bugged.”

Clearly, this is not supposed to be happening, however, 343 is yet to acknowledge the issue. Hopefully, the game’s developers are already aware of the issue and working on a fix.

In the meantime, make sure you’re getting the most from your Halo Infinite experience with our best controller settings.

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Halo Infinite leak reveals 5 new maps coming soon

A Halo Infinite leaker has discovered five upcoming maps in the game’s files, giving us our first look at possible additions to the game.

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A new leak for Halo Infinite claims that players will have plenty of new arenas to compete in, with five multiplayer maps allegedly on the way.

Halo Infinite’s multiplayer dropped to widespread acclaim back in November 2021, with 10 maps included for players to battle on.

While the majority of Infinite’s maps are fun, players have still been asking for more to be added. Specifically looking for classic multiplayer maps to make a return to the game, although 343 have already stated they won’t be adding exact replicas of previous arenas.

Unfortunately, a new leak from January 14 doesn’t include any fan favorites from yesteryear but does claim that five new maps are on the way in the not too distant future.

Halo Infinite Aquarius map

In a tweet on January 13, ‘leaks_infinite‘ shared in-progress pictures of five new maps, along with their names. According to the leaker, Cataract, Forbidden, Beltway, Solitude, and Bath Salts are headed to the game, although some think the latter is actually called Basalts.

The images show the maps in early development, which means they don’t look like anything you would expect to see in the game.

Using existing in-game assets to give a general idea of shape and layout, we can catch our first glimpse at upcoming Halo Infinite maps.

According to one Twitter user, these images show the maps in the “blockout phase,” which is when devs create a basic layout of the map using low-poly assets. The maps certainly look interesting, with one featuring train tracks, and another inside what looks like caves.

Of course, just because these images have been found, that doesn’t mean we’ll definitely see them in the game. Developers often add assets that never see the light of day, so just keep that in mind.

In the meantime, make sure you’re giving yourself the upper hand over enemies by using our guide to the best Halo Infinite controller settings, and get some free gear with Game Pass rewards.

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Halo Infinite devs promise fix for desync bug that’s ruining games

Halo Infinite’s developers have reassured fans that they’re looking into the game’s desync issues and have promised a fix.

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Halo Infinite devs have finally responded to the game’s frustrating desync issues, that have left players frustrated and struggling with buggy gameplay.

343 Industries have been investigating some of Halo Infinite’s biggest problems, such as Big Team Battle’s matchmaking and hackers. Their aim is to improve the gameplay experience for fans as much as possible.

Now, the developers are focusing their efforts on one of the game’s most prominent issues: desyncs. 343 Industries have reassured Halo Infinite fans that they’re aware of this issue and have promised a fix.

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Jerry Hook, Head of Design at 343 Industries, stated that they’re looking into Halo Infinite’s issues: “We are jumping back in and it looks like the great engineers have over the break been working on the issues with BTB and PC cheating.”

He then added that the desync problem is “being looked at.” Online games can sometimes get ruined by connection issues that cause a desync between people’s connections in a lobby, making players appear in the wrong spot.

This problem has persisted across game modes like Big Team Battle and Team Slayer. It seems that fans won’t have to put up with this issue much longer, as it will get patched up in a future update.

At the time of writing, the devs haven’t given us an ETA for when the desync issues will be patched. Halo Infinite fans have plenty of fixes to look forward to, with 343 promising a patch for mid-February.

We’ll hopefully see major improvements to the game’s matchmaking servers as well as the problem of hackers.


For more Halo, check out this Halo Infinite leak that reveals a potential Buzz Lightyear crossover and the Halo Infinite 2022 player count.

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Halo Infinite devs confirm big fix for Big Team Battle & hacking issues

The Halo Infinite devs have announced an update to fix the Big Team Battle matchmaking issues and cheating problems.

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Spartans in Halo Infinite

343 Industries have announced a new update patch that will address the game’s hacking issues and fix the matchmaking issues in the Big Team Battle multiplayer mode.

Halo Infinite features a ton of fun content for players to enjoy, but certain aspects of it have received criticism. This includes matchmaking issues in the Big Team Battle (BTB) multiplayer mode.

These kinds of problems can make the game less fun. Now, 343 Industries have announced a major update that will fix this problem while also addressing the issue of hackers ruining matches.

Fiesta in Halo 5: Guardians

343 Industries announced this update in a new post on the Halo Waypoint website. They first provided a situation update on the state of BTB in Halo Infinite, stating that a strike force investigated the problem.

The matchmaking issues increase if there are more players and larger fireteams attempting to join a game together. The devs reassured fans that they’re “optimistic” that they have a fix for this problem.

“This went into QA last week and so far it’s looking positive,” 343 Industries wrote. “We are not seeing this issue occur internally using this build.” They didn’t give an ETA for this fix but promised they’ll release it soon.

Halo Infinite Spartans firing weapons

The devs then brought up that they’re also preparing a patch for mid-February that will address instances of cheating. More details will become available as we get closer to the release of the update.

Hopefully, the developers will announce the official release date for the update patch soon. We’ll keep checking for any developments regarding this and will be sure to update this article with that information.


For more Halo, check out this Halo Infinite leak that reveals a potential Buzz Lightyear crossover and how to get Halo Infinite’s exclusive shiny nail polish armor.

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